Topic: Change of Command

Change in command at the 'stone frigate'

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

 

A new phase awaits for 808

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

Fleet Air Arm Commander leaves his mark

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: LS Sarah Williams)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

There was no need of car or driver to transport Commodore Vince Di Pietro to his recent change of command ceremony at the home of Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Nowra.

ADF at the helm of maritime counter-terrorism taskforce

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

(R-L) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), accepts the ‘weight of command’ from Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas under the watchful eye of Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan (Centre), Commander United States Fifth Fleet, Commander US Naval Forces Central Command and Commander Combined Maritime Forces during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain on 8 December, 2015. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

(R-L) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), accepts the ‘weight of command’ from Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas under the watchful eye of Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan (Centre), Commander United States Fifth Fleet, Commander US Naval Forces Central Command and Commander Combined Maritime Forces during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain on 8 December, 2015.

Australia has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region after a Transition of Authority from the Pakistan Navy.

South Pacific setting for Change of Command ceremony

Published on by LCDR Dave Knight (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Incoming Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Andrew Willis, MVO, RAN, left, is handed a telescope to signify the passing of 'the weight' by outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN during the handover ceremony in front of the ship's company on the flight deck. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Incoming Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Andrew Willis, MVO, RAN, left, is handed a telescope to signify the passing of 'the weight' by outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN during the handover ceremony in front of the ship's company on the flight deck.

Friday 11 July saw Commander Simon Cannell hand over command of the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Parramatta to Commander Andrew Willis amongst a South Pacific setting.

New Chief of Navy takes command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Mr Steve Dent (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy. (photo: Steve Dent)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy.

Over 500 Royal Australian Navy personnel farewelled the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and welcomed their new leader Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in an official ceremony at Sir Thomas Blamey Square in Canberra today.

Fleet Commander farewelled as new Admiral takes the weight

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Navy Imagery Unit - East (photographer)

Outgoing Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett salutes passing HMA Ships aboard the Admiral's Barge, as he departs Fleet Base East for the last time as Commander Australian Fleet. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Outgoing Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett salutes passing HMA Ships aboard the Admiral's Barge, as he departs Fleet Base East for the last time as Commander Australian Fleet.

After two and half years as Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett has handed over the weight to Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at a ceremony in Sydney today.

New Commanding Officer takes the helm at Coonawarra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra welcomed a new Commanding Officer during a formal handover-takeover ceremony in Darwin in December.

Navy’s ‘seagoing servo’ changes hands

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author), CPO Shane Jones (photographer)

Commander Darren Grogan presents Captain Brian Delamont with a petrol nozzle, symbolising his achievements as Commanding Officer of HMAS Sirius. Captain Delamont was handing over command of the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Oiler to Commander Grogan.  (photo: CPO Shane Jones)

Commander Darren Grogan presents Captain Brian Delamont with a petrol nozzle, symbolising his achievements as Commanding Officer of HMAS Sirius. Captain Delamont was handing over command of the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Oiler to Commander Grogan.

HMAS Sirius is ‘under new management’ after a formal command handover from Captain Brian Delamont to Commander Darren Grogan.

‘Weight’ of command handed over at HMAS Harman

Published on by PO Stuart Tinker (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.
 (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.

As most HMA ships and establishments were winding down from a busy year, the team at HMAS Harman were busily preparing for a handover of Command.